"Hey Something Generic, go do your homework."
I think that works just fine.
Well, I certainly don't want to name my kid Applebum or Fairy-Dust.
Why not find a happy medium? Not naming your kid something generic doesn't mean you have to name them Applebum.
Generic names aren't used much these days. And using one would mean less spelling out and explaining how to pronounce it.
My mother made sure my name rhymed with hers and my middle name rhymed with my father's. I'm thinking of making it a tradition with my kids.
I'm not naming my kids something generic, but that doesn't mean I'm naming them something crazy, either. I just don't want to be like everyone else with a son named Jayden and a daughter named Madison.
My children will have normal first names, but their middle names will be odd. I really like the name Reverie.
I'm going to give my kids über long names. Like Dumbledore.
I like quite a few generic names, like Lauren, Abby etc, but I don't plan on using them unless they stop being so generic, because I don't want them to be one of 6 Laurens or Abbys in their grade. But I definitely don't want to give them really weird names either. Right now I like Connor and Callie.
I want to adopt a baby girl and name her Chell or Cherie.
I've decided that if I have a set of boy-girl twins I'm naming them Apollo and Artemis. Maybe not their first names (Apollo's okay, but Artemis is a bit weird) but definitely their middle names.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I don't want them to be uncomfortable with their names.